Why Property Managers Need To Prioritize Roof Maintenance
Find Out Why Roof Maintenance Should Never Be Ignored
When you own a home in Houston, there’s a never-ending list of things that need to be fixed, maintained, and tended to. Between keeping up the interior of your home and maintaining the exterior of your home, roof maintenance can come precariously close to being totally ignored. Here’s why you absolutely don’t want that to happen.
Don’t Wait For A Molehill To Become A Mountain
The biggest reason to prioritize roof maintenance is to prevent frustration and stress. Stopping a minor issue in its tracks and doing whatever is necessary to fix it, will save you much aggravation down the line. When untreated, minor issues turn into HUGE issues fast. Issues like damage to your attic, cracks in your home’s foundation, skyrocketing heating and cooling bills, and internal water and/or mold damage. All because of a problematic roof.
Moisture Prevention & Drainage
Moisture in a home invites all kinds of unsavory elements — like mold, mildew, and bugs. Aside from being unpleasant, mold can infiltrate the structure of your home. Since it feeds on organic material, it can actually slowly break down the walls and insulation of your home. Lucky for you, your roof has vents that let air escape and stop the buildup of moisture in your attic and the rest of your home.
If moisture buildup is a hassle…water accumulation in your home is a recipe for disaster. Your roof’s drainage system prevents watery disasters by catching falling rainwater in gutters and allowing it to flow to the ground through a downspout, instead of infiltrating your home.
Your Best Defense
Without a roof, you might as well be living outdoors. And with a faulty roof, you might as well be living in a tent — at the mercy of rain, snow, ice, wind, and whatever else mother nature decides to send your way. The roof over your head is the only thing that stands between you and everything out there.
If you live in Houston, rough weather for you mostly means wind, rain, hail, and extreme heat. Your roof is not just a slab of cement or asphalt. It’s a complex structure composed of different layers that help your roof stay on your home — even during heavy winds, extreme heat, and wild hailstorms.
It might not feel like you’re saving money when you’re shelling it out to pay for roof maintenance and minor repairs — but you are. We’re not prophets, but we can tell you with certainty that a small amount of money now will save you a lot of money down the line.
What do your heating and cooling bills have to do with your roof? A lot. Your roof keeps warm air in your home in the winter and cold air in your home during the summer. Your HVAC system is able to do its job efficiently because your roof is helping out the cause. By not allowing all that hard work of heating and cooling your home to go to waste — your HVAC expenses can be kept to a minimum.
A well-maintained roof does a much better job at regulating your household temperature than a roof that’s falling apart. And that means that you save a lot of money on heating and cooling expenses.
Neglect a shingle here and a shingle there…and all you have are a few broken shingles, right? Wrong. Because when you don’t take care of your shingles, then the layer underneath — the underlayment — is exposed to the elements. And if that layer gets damaged, all that stands between you and the open sky is a sheet of plywood. Take care of minor repairs NOW, so that you won’t need to pay for heavy duty repairs LATER.
On A Roof Replacement
And of course, if you address problems when they’re still minor and easily solvable, you won’t wake up one day and be faced with the expense (and the hassle) of having to replace your roof. If you’re there for your roof — and you maintain it regularly and properly — it will be there for you when you need it.
Reach Out To Us!
Do you need tips on roofing maintenance? Or an experienced set of eyes to inspect some roof damage? We’re there for you. Don’t hesitate! Call Houston Roofing and Construction before your roof gives out.